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The BEST Dutch Apple Cake - Healthyish Foods
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The BEST Dutch Apple Cake

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dutch apple pie
Servings: 8 people


  • 9 inch spring form pan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • whisk


  • 2 cups AP flour – sifted I HAVE NOT tested any other flours
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla flavor not in my mom’s recipe but I like it
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Apple Topping:

  • 3 medium sized apples peeled and sliced or cubed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Preheat the oven 375 degrees.
  • Grease a 9-inch spring form pan or metal baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Next, using two knives or a fork gently cut the soft butter into the flour mixture. Making sure to incorporate it until there are no large lumps.
  • Next, add a whisked egg, vanilla and milk.
  • Gently fold everything together until the batter forms. It will be slightly sticky so don’t worry. The juice from apples will moisten the cake as it bakes.
  • Next, peel and slice 3 medium sized apples. I used 2 honey crisp and 1 green apple.
  • If you opt to slice the apples, you should get about 4 slices per quarter. If you cube the apples, just give them a rough chop. Each piece should be about the size of a nickel.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the cubed apples, cinnamon, cane and brown sugar. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.
  • Next, pour the batter into the greased pan. Spread the batter and place the apples on top of the batter.
  • Gently press the apples into the batter.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the center is fully cooked.
  • Remove from the oven and serve slightly warm.